From the moment the lights dim and the curtain draws back we are captivated. We laugh, we cry, we sing along, all the time sharing the experiences of those on stage.
As part of LGBT+ History month, the university is focusing on several literary figures. We thought it would be interesting to look at Forster’s life and work and contrast it to that of a contemporary author, to see how society and attitudes have moved on. In this blog, we concentrate on E M Forster in more detail, because he is one of the four writers celebrated by the official campaign during this month.
LGBT+ writers are responsible for some of the most powerful, beautiful, captivating words ever committed to print. When we look through lists of the greatest literary works of all time we often see the usual suspects: Don Quixote, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, et al. And these are of course masterful works that rightfully deserve recognition and their places in the literary pantheon. But we rarely see any prose titles written by queer authors and tackling queer subject matters. There is a treasure trove rich with novels, short stories, essays and more by and about LGBT+ people, some more famed than others, offering insight and emotional connection to those readers who wish to explore their pages.
It’s nearly February and the Library and Learning Resources team will be proudly supporting and celebrating LGBT History Month.
This year the event is looking at the history of the LGBT community with a focus on poetry, prose and plays. What could be more perfect for a library? Take a look at the official campaign website to find out more.
Questionnaires, surveys, whiteboards, feedback events and even Valentine’s Day letters…
It might seem that we are asking you for your opinion all the time…
That’s because your voice matters to us.
We listen to all the things you say and bring them together as a plan of improvement.
A plan we call “Our commitment to you”.
You can read our full commitment to you here but for now, here are the highlights…
Martin Luther King Jr Day is a holiday held on the third Monday of January in the USA. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr, the influential American civil rights leader. In this blog post, we will look at some of the resources that are available about Martin Luther King at Canterbury Christ Church University Library, in media, print and online.
The library’s American Studies subject guide is a good place to start as it provides general information about searching for books, journals and websites related to US society, culture and politics.